aboriginal Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “aboriginal” in the English Dictionary

"aboriginal" in British English

See all translations

aboriginaladjective

uk   us   /ˌæb.əˈrɪdʒ.ɪ.nəl/
used to refer to a ​person or ​living thing that has ​existed in a ​country or ​continent since the ​earliesttimeknown to ​people: aboriginal ​forests aboriginal ​inhabitants

Aboriginalnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌæb.əˈrɪdʒ.ɪ.nəl/
an ​Aborigine
Aboriginal
adjective uk   us  
Aboriginal ​art/​traditions
(Definition of aboriginal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"aboriginal" in American English

See all translations

aboriginaladjective

 us   /ˌæb·əˈrɪdʒ·ə·nəl/
having ​lived or ​existed in a ​place since the ​earliestknowntime: The ​exhibit was of aboriginal ​plants of this ​area.
(Definition of aboriginal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of aboriginal?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

harvest

to pick and collect crops, or to collect plants, animals, or fish to eat

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More